To Be United

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Today I fly back to the Dominican Republic for what I hope is the last leg of our journey to obtain an immigration visa for my husband. Next Monday October 29th, is the day, D-Day as I call it, when no matter what the decision is our lives will be changed for…

Journey to Two Temples

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It is a tradition in India, amongst those of the Hindu faith, to travel long journeys to special temples where they give their hair to God. It is a journey of self sacrifice that young and old make, a sacrifice performed many times in one lifetime. Because of this tradition, India has…

The Pearl of Discomfort

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It is a familiar oddity of nature — the grain of sand that irritates the oyster, put it in a state of discomfort, and as a result, the oyster covers the sand with an iridescent coating over and over until the end result is a gorgeous pearl. In this day and age…

Occupy: Your Independence

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I consider myself to be politically aware but not astute. It’s a conscious choice actually. Both my parents grew up in the 60′s, are very liberal and verbal about their views. I am liberal too but I try to stay on the sidelines, watch but don’t participate. My focus is on my…

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

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A couple of days ago my daughter Elsa and I watched Cinderella for the umpteeth time. The movie begins with the song, “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes“. And listening to the song, and the familiar story that followed, got me thinking… In our childhood we embrace the fairytale fantasy…